Friday, April 07, 2006
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CONSENSUS?
Sixty scientists have called on Canada’s Prime Minister to cool it on global warming:
“Climate change is real” is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified.
Which might explain why environmentalists don’t seem very frightened while flying around the planet hawking doom books (Tim Flannery is yet to respond to my polygraph challenge, by the way). More on our greenster pals from Scott Burgess and Andrew Bolt, who asks Dr Peter Ridd of James Cook University’s department of physical sciences if he’d noticed how institutional funding seemed to be directed towards the most alarmist of envirobabies:
“Yes,” he said shortly.